django-sphinx sorting

Unfortunately, the django-sphinx module is not very thoroughly documented. One thing which I could not figure out is how to do sorting. I thought that I had to set some kind of keyword argument on the SphinxSearch instance… (I have to admit though that the sorting is indeed demonstrated in the project README.rst, I simply […]

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Introducing pythonpackages.com

The website for Python egoists™ I have this overwhelming desire to know how many times my favorite Python packages have been downloaded. Don’t you? If so, look no further than pythonpackages.com. Count downloads Where you can enter a package like Django and find out the number of downloads. Count favorites Or click on Count favorites […]

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New Year’s Python Meme 2011

My response My response to http://blog.ziade.org/2011/12/20/new-year039s-python-meme-2011/. It was fun answering in 2009, so I thought I’d play again. What’s the coolest Python application, framework or library you have discovered in 2011? Pyramid. In early 2011 I released vanity, which later became pythonpackages.com(more or less). I used building the site as an excuse to learn Pyramid, […]

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Plone: First Class Python Citizen

The Plone community and software fit nicely within the larger Python ecosystem. Here’s why. For almost as long as I have been involved in the Plone project, I’ve been interested in Plone’s role in the Python ecosystem. Today as I look across the current landscape, I’m proud to announce a new milestone the Plone community […]

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Pillow: One Year Later

For anyone unfamiliar with Pillow, it is the friendly PIL fork: a fork of PIL that aims to remain a good citizen in the PIL community through its actions. Warm and fluffy history Pillow 1.0 was released on 2010-07-31, a little over a year later came Pillow 1.7.5 which features: Many packaging fixes (mostly to […]

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Mozilla and PyPI

VM setup for kitsune The last time I wrote about PyPI some folks mistook the subject to be PyPy, so let me be clear: this article is about the Python Packaging Index. I recently began doing some volunteer work for Mozilla[1], working on a virtual machine setup to make kitsune development easier (kitsune is the […]

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Show MySQL Storage Engines

If you have ever wanted to know the storage engine type of every table in one of your MySQL databases, you know how tedious that can be. I have written a Python script that will simplify that task. You can get it on Github. Usage: $ ./show-engines.py or $ python show-engines.py Download: https://github.com/dbrgn/MySQL-Show-Storage-Engines

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